Skipping Rocks by Lori Wagner

Skipping Rocks

by Lori Wagner
Knitting
April 2019
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches and 48 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch, blocked (see notes)
US 1 - 2.25 mm
360 - 465 yards (329 - 425 m)
Foot circumference: 7.25 (8.25, 9)"/18 (21, 23) cm
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One of my favorite childhood memories is our family camping trips. I remember the smells of the forest, the campfire and bacon frying up for breakfast. We were allowed to run around within a safe distance of the campsite, collecting rocks and skipping over to the creek to see if we could make the rocks jump across the body of water. This was the inspiration for Skipping Rocks. I was never very good at it, but it was fun to see those rocks skip over the water, forming ringlets of waves as they touched down. Skipping Rocks is an easy to memorize and fun, two-colored, slipped stitch pattern where only one color is worked per row at a time to create an interesting repetitive design resembling rocks jumping across a creek. This top down sock features a ribbed cuff, slipped stitch heel flap and toe worked in the main color. Designed to be stash busting, go dig for those favorite left over skeins from previous projects and let Skipping Rocks jump on those needles!

Finished Measurements
Foot circumference: 7.25 (8.25, 9)“/18 (21, 23) cm
Cuff length: 6” (15 cm)
1” (2.54 cm) negative ease recommended
Shown in size 7.25” (18.5 cm)

Materials
Approx. 225 (275, 325) yds/206 (251, 297) m (MC) and 135 (135, 140) yds/123 (123, 128) m (CC) of fingering weight yarn
I used Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Pure (100% superwash wool; 383 yds/100g); color: 82 PB (MC) 1 skein. Madelinetosh Twist Light (72% merino wool, 25% nylon; 420 yds/100g); color: Found Pottery (CC) 1 skein.

US 1 2.25mm DPNs or two 24” circular needles for two circulars technique, or one 32” or longer circular needle for Magic Loop technique, or size to obtain gauge
One removable stitch marker
Stitch markers (optional to mark pattern repeats)
Tape measure or ruler
Yarn needle

Gauge
32 sts and 48 rows = 4” 10 cm in stockinette st worked in the round, blocked on US size 1 2.25 mm needle or size needed to obtain gauge
35 sts and 52 rows = 4” 10 cm in Skipping Rocks st pattern worked in the rnd, blocked on US size 1 (2.25 mm) needle or size needed to obtain gauge